“Facing Reality” Report Offers Solutions to Governor Brown’s $1.7 Billion Budget Hole Without Raising Taxes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Steve Buckstein (503) 242-0900 Jeff Kropf (541) 729-6229 PORTLAND, Ore. – Cascade Policy Institute a...

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Minimum Wage – Its Role in the Youth Employment Crisis

By Randall Pozdena, Ph.D. Introduction and Executive Summary This paper examines the history of the imposition of a minimum wage, studies of its...

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Cascade Report Finds Long-Term Negative Impacts on Youth from Oregon’s New Minimum Wage Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Steve Buckstein Senior Policy Analyst Cascade Policy Institute (503) 242-0900 steven@cascadepol...

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Using Disparate Impact to Restore Housing Affordability and Property Rights

By Randall O'Toole Executive Summary Portland, Bend, Medford, and to a lesser degree other Oregon cities are in the midst of a housing crisis. Media...

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New Report Highlights Civil Rights Implications of Oregon Land Use Laws, Urban Growth Boundaries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: John A. Charles, Jr. john@cascadepolicy.org 503-242-0900 PORTLAND, Ore. – A new report released toda...

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Earning Their Keep: Do Elected Officials in the Portland Region Show up for Meetings?

By Nick Pangares and John A. Charles, Jr. Most elected officials who serve on school boards or city councils do not get paid for service. However, ...

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Cascade Report Exposes $2.6 Billion in Unfunded Liabilities

Cascade Policy Institute has released a new report showing that Oregon public employers have more than $2.6 billion in unfunded actuarially accrued li...

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Unfunded OPEB Liabilities for Oregon Public Employers: A $2.6 Billion Time Bomb

By William Newell with John Glennon and Brandon Maxwell Most Oregon taxpayers are likely to have heard of the multi-billion dollar problem of unfun...

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Report Shows Oregon Public Employment Contracts Are a Ticking Time Bomb

PORTLAND, Ore. – Cascade Policy Institute today announced the release of a new report showing that Oregon public employers have more than $2.6 billion...

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Report Shows Possibilities for Elliott State Forest to Make Money for Oregon Schools

Today, the Cascade Policy Institute released a report analyzing the range of policy options for turning the Elliott State Forest from a liability into...

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